This is absolutely ridiculous. I’ve been a Tidal subscriber for several years now, and I’ve never encountered anything as annoying as this (granted, it’s MConnect - whoever the heck that is - fault).
Basically I have quite a long track list that I’ve accumulated over the years. Of course I also have several other playlists, but think of this as a 200 song playlist.
The problem exists on every Android device I’ve ever installed MConnect on, and I had previously just given up, bit the bullet and subscribed to Roon as well. I want to add that this also is a borderline ridiculous in that it’s the only means of playing a Tidal subscription (and MQA) to the DSD in a SINGLE room, especially given the yearly or annual cost. Nothing taken away from Roon - those guys are dedicated and constantly working to improve their product. But it’s silly to think that if one is to make the most of an already expensive DAC (including PS Audio products) one must factor in another $500 (or $200/year) cost on top of it. BUT…I digress.
My Roon core PC crashed and in the mean time I’ve been relegated to using MConnect Control for my downstairs system. As mentioned I’ve previously tried their app on a Huawei tablet, a Samsung Galaxy Note 5, and now a Galaxy S8+. What happens is that EVERY TIME I scroll past about 1/3 of the way in my long playlist (favorite tracks), no matter how it’s sorted in the MConnect interface, the app just crashes with some generic message popup (i.e. no useful information provided). I’ve been sending MConnect (or whoever does that app) reports with system logs via the Android crash reporter, but no idea if anyone is even receiving them.
Has anyone else experienced this? I believe that otherwise all my configs are “correct” and I was using Roon with no hiccups until the PC crashed. Of course the plan for now is to replace that laptop and continue using Roon (as they have great extras) but until then, I feel cheated that buggy-as-hell and unreliable MConnect Control is the only available mechanism by which I can play Tidal’s MQA tracks to my DSD DAC.
Also, this is Conversdigital’s “support” page: http://www.conversdigital.com/boad/bd_news/2/egolist.php?bd=2